12 May 2006, 12:54pm by Mike Tanier
In our new feature exploring weird stats of NFL history, Mike Tanier explains that it takes more than a bad offensive line to give up 104 sacks in a season. For the 1986 Eagles, it took a cocky coach, three shell-shocked passers, lots of rookie blockers, and a failed experiment in quarterback rotation.
104 comments, Last at 09 Jun 2006, 3:17pm by Justin Zeth
08 May 2006, 04:19pm by Doug Farrar
For the next round of Four Downs, we're pleased to present Sean McCormick's "Best Player Available" analysis for each division, along with the usual gang commenting on other moves by each team before and since the draft. Up first: The NFC West, where Arizona focuses on the best player available, Seattle drafts for need, and San Francisco casts a wide net in search of receivers.
117 comments, Last at 07 Jul 2006, 4:21pm by FAN
04 May 2006, 10:02am by Bill Barnwell
Matt Leinart: Great draft pick, or the greatest draft pick? Haloti Ngata: secret to a Ray Lewis resurgence, or just another fat guy? And is it better to judge a draft based on the talent selected, or based on who returns your phone calls? Bill Barnwell sits in as we bring you the third edition of that FO tradition, our report card grading NFL draft report cards.
149 comments, Last at 15 May 2006, 11:15pm by Bjorn
29 Apr 2006, 07:04pm by admin
This is an open thread to review the first day of the 2006 NFL Draft, and also discuss the second day as it happens. It's also a place to talk about the round-by-round recaps written by the FO staff at FOXSports.com.
255 comments, Last at 13 Jul 2006, 3:33am by Sportsbook
28 Apr 2006, 06:02pm by admin
Here is the open thread to discuss the first day of this year's NFL Draft as it happens. And by this year's draft, we mean possibly the most interesting NFL Draft in history thanks to the Houston Texans and their bizarre decision to pass on Reggie Bush (and D'Brickashaw Ferguson) and sign Mario Williams instead.
730 comments, Last at 01 May 2006, 10:34pm by Sid
24 Apr 2006, 04:43pm by Guest
Take the best player available, some say. Draft for need, some say. Guest columnist Tim Murray says that based on the composition of NFL rosters, draft players at different positions differently.
136 comments, Last at 04 May 2012, 4:15pm by rajwoodson
21 Apr 2006, 10:50am by Guest
Next weekend, while Reggie Bush and Matt Leinart are being feted in New York City, their baseball equivalents will be quietly going about their business in Wichita and Salt Lake City. Jim Baker from Baseball Prospectus takes a look at which award produces better pros: the Heisman or the Golden Spikes. Test yourself before you read: Can you guess the only school to produce both award winners in the same year, or the only award winners from the same year who currently play in the same city?
43 comments, Last at 25 Apr 2006, 9:19am by Trogdor
18 Apr 2006, 11:44pm by Mike Tanier
Combine numbers are swell, but they don't give you football instincts. To get you ready for this year's draft, Mike Tanier takes a look at some of the less talked-about skills that scouts and coaches are analyzing as teams build their draft boards. New: pocket presence. Also being discussed here: Offensive line footwork and leg strength.
86 comments, Last at 02 May 2006, 10:33pm by cjfarls
14 Apr 2006, 12:15pm by Bill Barnwell
Buffalo throws money at a wide receiver nobody wanted, New England throws money at the best defensive end in football, and Miami throws passes to a wide receiver that may not be as good as people think. Meanwhile, the Jets are just trying to figure out who's going to be throwing, period. Welcome FO intern Bill Barnwell as he takes us around the AFC East in the final pre-draft Four Downs.
94 comments, Last at 14 May 2006, 3:45pm by al
11 Apr 2006, 06:22pm by Doug Farrar
Arizona's offensive line needs a jump start, the Rams are rebuilding their defense, and the 49ers just hope Alex Smith can turn it around. Meanwhile, the Seahawks and Vikings play a weird game of footsie under the table. Will a poison pill help Seattle recover from surgical removal of its jurevicius maximus? Doug Farrar of SEAHAWKS.NET steps in to give us the latest on the division he knows best.
84 comments, Last at 19 Apr 2006, 9:51am by Mr Shush